Greece’s Forthnet picks T-VIPS for football transport

Greece: T-VIPS’ TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution has been chosen by Forthnet, the largest private broadband and satellite service provider in Greece, to power its new business service,
“TV Circuits On Demand”. First gig: Greece’s premier football league.

Forthnet’s new service will transfer video content from stadiums or any other fixed locations across the country over its FO network to the Nova media center in Athens. Nova is a Forthnet owned satellite and terrestrial broadcaster. Forthnet will also be using T-VIPS Connect to manage the contribution network. The solution was delivered in close cooperation with T-VIPS’ Greek Partner OmniWave Ltd and was chosen after extensive field trials.

“We are extremely happy to have been chosen by Forthnet to provide our IP-based video transport solution for the implementation of the new TV Circuits On Demand service that will be used, in the first phase, for the broadcast of Greece’s premier football league,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS.

“Exciting projects such as this are very satisfying to work on and demonstrate that we deliver efficient technologies that also provide the flexibility to handle future broadcaster needs. Given our wide experience in sports video transport we bring both best-in-class technology and expertise
to the project and look forward to ensuring football fans enjoy fantastic coverage of Greece’s best soccer action.”

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